TokyoStreetView: Japanese Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
On the tech side of our original video coverage, there's nothing better than the IREX international robotics trade show, or if cars are you thing, the DRiFTWiRED music video shot in the mountains of Tochigi is one of a kind, but we also share more contemplative, day to day slices of life in Japan. In the vein of the latter, we hope you enjoy our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Japanese Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu Valley in Nagano Prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (snow monkeys) that also frequent the hot springs.
First opened in 1964, Jigokudani Yaen-koen, more precisely, the Jigokudani Onsen Korakukan Ryokan (a Japanese traditional Hotel), continues to be a popular place to enjoy the onsen, as well as watching the snow monkeys in their natural habitat.
Should you plan to visit Jigokudani Yaen-koen and its snow monkeys, be sure to visit during the winter. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to hike through the forest to get there, so be prepared. It is worth the trip!
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, though our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.